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Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada. Credit: Travis Wise via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Montreal archbishop appoints ombudsman to oversee abuse complaints

The Archdiocese of Montreal announced Wednesday the appointment of an independent ombudsman, Marie Christine Kirouac, to receive all complaints of... Read more

Construction crews attend to the collapsed cars of the elevated metro line in Mexico City, May 4, 2021. Credit: Nick_John_07/Shutterstock.

Priest gave general absolution to Mexico City metro victims

Fr. Juan Ortiz has said he managed to reach the scene of the accident on a metro overpass in Mexico... Read more

'Mosques are springing up everywhere', Congolese bishop says amid fear of Islamization

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been engulfed in a cloud of fear owing to the increasing attacks that... Read more

The San Galgano reliquary, stolen in 1989.

Stolen 14th-century reliquary found in police raid of art collector’s home in Sicily

Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums, hailed the rediscovery of the reliquary as “a nearly unprecedented find.” Read more

Gino Bartali (1914-2000) competing in the 1938 Tour de France.

Catholic cycling champion who saved Jews during World War II honored in Assisi

Gino Bartali helped to save more than 800 Jews from Nazi persecution. Read more

Dome of St. Peter's basilica, Vatican City.

Pope Francis confirms ex-management consultant as Vatican’s auditor general

Alessandro Cassinis Righini had served as acting auditor general since June 2017. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis to issue apostolic letter on ministry of catechist

The apostolic letter, Antiquum ministerium, will be presented at a press conference on May 11. Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021.

Pope Francis at the general audience: The contemplative dimension of being human gives life flavor

The pope has encouraged Catholics to engage in “loving contemplation,” a practice that “does not need many words.” Read more

Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare of Rumbek recovers at a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.

‘I offer the pain I’m going through’: Shot Catholic bishop-elect prays for purification of S Sudan diocese

Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare says he is imploring God for an end to “violence, division, [and] selfish desires.” Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice, which houses the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

Court to hear challenge to UK’s Down syndrome abortion law in July

Heidi Crowter, a woman with Down syndrome, and Máire Lea-Wilson, a mother whose 23-month-old son has the genetic condition, are... Read more

Court dismisses Catholic school teacher’s employment discrimination claim

A federal district court dismissed the employment discrimination claim of a New Jersey Catholic school teacher last week, ruling that... Read more

Wealthy corporations back Equality Act stripped of religious freedom protections

Federal LGBT legislation that excludes important religious freedom protections has the backing of over 400 American corporations with trillions of... Read more

The interior of the Church of St. Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi) in Rome, Italy

EU to showcase the European history of Rome’s Catholic churches

Weekly walks to 26 of Rome’s churches with historic ties to European nations will take place in May and June. Read more

The nave of Saint-Ouen Abbey in Rouen, Normandy, France.

Why France is losing one religious building every two weeks

France’s religious heritage is in a precarious state. This is why. Read more

Cardinal Camillo Ruini answers questions at the Vatican press office on June 17, 2014.

Cardinal Ruini sees ‘risk of schism’ in Germany after Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings

“I hope with all my heart that there will not be any schism, and I pray for this,” said the... Read more

Former altar boy buys Akron church: ‘I’ll make sure it’s still taken care of’

A former altar boy with close family ties to a former Catholic parish in Akron, Ohio, now has a different... Read more

Phillippine stock market board

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for May is for the regulation of financial markets

“This situation is unsustainable. It’s dangerous,” Pope Francis said in a video message released May 4. Read more

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, northern Israel.

Rosary marathon: Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation leads prayer for expectant women and unborn

The basilica marks the spot where tradition holds that the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. Read more

Pope Francis to preside at Mass for Rome’s Burmese community

The pope will celebrate Mass for Burmese Catholics in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, May 16. Read more

Venerable Carlo Acutis.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ 30th birthday celebrated by parishes across world

Acutis, who was born on May 3, 1991, is the first millennial to be beatified. Read more